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Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By Lav1200
Yeah - but that 175 kg is without any grease in...

Yeah - but that 175 kg is without any grease in the bearings...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,495
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - it is a zoo in Calgary today... fallen...

Yes - it is a zoo in Calgary today... fallen trees all over the place. Suggest anyone on the TCAT give the mountain rds/trails nearby a few days to dry out before passing through.
Forum: Canada 08-28-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Racehorse is much rougher than Deadmans on the BC...

Racehorse is much rougher than Deadmans on the BC side... beaucoup baby heads.

Deadmans pass has low water, but is now closed on the BC side (per signs I saw on the trail 2 weeks ago). They are...
Forum: Canada 08-26-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
That is a very cool story about the Darkwoods......

That is a very cool story about the Darkwoods... first time I have heard of it.

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/jf11/conserving_darkwoods.asp
Forum: Canada 08-26-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
I'd like to learn more about that... what kind of...

I'd like to learn more about that... what kind of trails/routes are there back in there? Who do you approach for a pass to access it?
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Thanks David!

Thanks David!
Forum: Canada 08-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
KTM fork cap tool...

Guys - I blew most of my 950's right fork oil out on the Gray Creek Rd yesterday. I need to get it sorted ASAP before a trip to Colorado next week. Does anyone have the funky fork cap removal tool...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
When you say dual sport, what kinda size are you...

When you say dual sport, what kinda size are you talking?

I'll be out that way in sept. at my sisters place on Summit lake. Will be on my Tiger 955, and am wondering about the do-ability on a...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
PM sent - I leave for the coast tomorrow on my...

PM sent - I leave for the coast tomorrow on my 950... maybe we could ride out together.
Forum: Canada 08-11-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Great trip report Lee! I especially liked your...

Great trip report Lee! I especially liked your opening passage:
And so it begins, another adventure, another day of discovery, freedom from the mundane, and release from the daily routine. I will...
Forum: Canada 08-03-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
I would not do those trails solo... I'm speaking...

I would not do those trails solo... I'm speaking from recent experience. I was just out at Fallen Timber on Saturday and rode the Government Trail single track (runs along the top of the ridge to the...
Forum: Canada 08-02-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Just keep going west on Victoria Ave in Kaslo and...

Just keep going west on Victoria Ave in Kaslo and you'll hit it. If not there, connect to it on the Mt Buchanan Lookout Rd (another fun ride to a very scenic spot) just north of 31a.
Forum: Canada 08-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
True that - but there is also an equally stunning...

True that - but there is also an equally stunning dirt road that parallels it... the old wagon trail that runs from Kaslo to Retallack. It's a hoot on a dual sport.
Forum: Canada 07-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By Lav1200
4 hrs to ride to the summit and back out of...

4 hrs to ride to the summit and back out of Revelstoke - assuming you do not have to pause and saw through too many trees blocking the trail.

Here are a few pics from the ride:...
Forum: Canada 07-30-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By Lav1200
Sproat Mtn...

Just rode the trail up to the top of Sproat Mtn last weekend. Fun ride, great scenery - well worth the trip. Looks like the local ATV club in Revy has done a lot of work to get the trail open and...
Forum: Canada 07-25-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,749
Posted By Lav1200
Jager - are you referring to the road (gate) or a...

Jager - are you referring to the road (gate) or a closure of the gas station at Highwood Junction?
Forum: Canada 07-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Had a great time at McLean last night. It was a...

Had a great time at McLean last night. It was a solo excursion, so risk-taking was at a minimum (Peter's mishap is still very fresh in my mind). The single track trails down by Barwell Mtn are in...
Forum: Canada 07-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
McLean Creek tonight anyone...?

I'm heading out on my Gas Gas tonight to ride some single track. If anyone wants to join me, I'll be staging out of the Fisher South lot, right at the far south end of McLean rd. I plan to be...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
That's all that Victor and I could see looking...

That's all that Victor and I could see looking over the bike tonight... You could jump on it tomorrow and ride it to California. Okay, maybe not Peter, but I sure could :evil

I think I have gone...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Peter - you looked like you were having a great...

Peter - you looked like you were having a great time right up until the crash. I thought you were riding really well and you handled the mud holes in spectacular fashion given the tires you had to...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - at about the time they were tightening the...

Yes - at about the time they were tightening the stretcher straps down on his broken shoulder there may have been one or two F-bombs.

Peter - that looked excruciatingly painful... I'll never...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Peter - glad to see you posting.... you gave us a...

Peter - glad to see you posting.... you gave us a good scare last night.

We got to get some knobby tires on that GS... I think it was a big issue not having the same level of grip as the rest of...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Guys - I just got a call from Peter's brother. ...

Guys - I just got a call from Peter's brother.

He broke his shoulder blade (ouch), has multiple rib fractures, and a possible ankle fracture. He will be in Foothills for another couple of days....
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - that was quite the unplanned adventure last...

Yes - that was quite the unplanned adventure last night. It was very painful just to watch them tighten the stretcher straps on him.

I'm going to head back there tonight (instead of Friday as...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
I'm not intending it to be epic... but sometimes...

I'm not intending it to be epic... but sometimes shit happens :)

I am aiming to be home by 10 at the latest.
Forum: Canada 07-15-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Yes - still meeting at 6 at the COP shell...

Yes - still meeting at 6 at the COP shell station, heading north and northwest.
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Some green lanes and gravel - Harold Creek Rd,...

Some green lanes and gravel - Harold Creek Rd, FTR, etc.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Lav1200
My '06 had very similar symptoms. It ended up...

My '06 had very similar symptoms. It ended up being a plugged carb float bowl vent line. Removed the restriction in the hose and the bike was back to running great.
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Tue night ride...?

Rockyrider and I were talking about trying to get out for a big-bike friendly mid-week evening ride this Tuesday (July 15th). Probably head west or northwest of town. 6 pm departure from the Shell...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,069
Posted By Lav1200
I'm in Calgary and have a brand-new spare 950...

I'm in Calgary and have a brand-new spare 950 fuel pump. You are welcome to try it to confirm if the problem is for sure the pump.

Andy
Forum: Canada 07-05-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
PM sent. I am around my place all day tomorrow...

PM sent. I am around my place all day tomorrow (NW Calgary).
Forum: Canada 07-03-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
DS helmet fix...

I haven't been that happy with the wind noise of my new Shoei Hornet helmet. I removed the visor and found a dramatic reduction in noise, but wanted to find a solution with the visor in place.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,832
Posted By Lav1200
Sorry to hear about the mishap with your left...

Sorry to hear about the mishap with your left leg. Just curious - what caused the break... the side bag hitting it or did you catch your foot/leg in a rut?
Forum: Canada 06-13-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
I can see "save the gravel" bumper stickers...

I can see "save the gravel" bumper stickers popping up in Calgary :)

It would be a real shame to have PF shutdown - it's a great road to introduce new gravel riders to, and a fun one to shake the...
Forum: Canada 06-02-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
I've put 6,000 km on her already this season - I...

I've put 6,000 km on her already this season - I am loving it! It did take a bit of a reset for entry speed to the corners after coming off the Husky... turns out that even KTM can't change the laws...
Forum: Canada 06-02-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Spent the weekend exploring the dirt roads in the...

Spent the weekend exploring the dirt roads in the Sweet Grass Hills of Montana. There are some outstanding routes between the Whitlash and Sweet Grass border crossings. Well worth a trip down there:...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,536
Posted By Lav1200
Lee - great job on the trip report. Many of my...

Lee - great job on the trip report. Many of my photos were of the same scene as yours, but of a much lower quality - I'm not much of a photographer. I did take quite a few snaps of the hill climb...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By Lav1200
Good info - what altitude do you do most of your...

Good info - what altitude do you do most of your riding at?
Forum: Canada 05-22-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
eastwa - was great to bump into you in Clarkston....

eastwa - was great to bump into you in Clarkston. Be sure to drop me a PM if you come near Calgary - happy to show you some of the riding we have around this area.

Cheers,
Andy
Forum: Canada 05-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,702
Posted By Lav1200
Frank - we saw a few nitro-fuelled KTM 1190s down...

Frank - we saw a few nitro-fuelled KTM 1190s down here at the hill climb comp... you'd have no trouble keeping up with Earl and the gang on one of those. Video of the insanity we saw when we get...
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